Languages, Cultures, and Race

Juneteenth provides opportunity to learn about Black history

Juneteenth commemorates a moment in time, June 19, 1865, when enslaved Black Americans in Texas were finally told they were free. Freedom Day has been celebrated for decades in Black communities. Now a federal holiday, Juneteenth can also be a time of teaching and learning Black history everywhere, said R. Xach Williams, an assistant professor of ethnic studies at Washington State University. […]

R. Xach Williams.

German Club founder pursues international business aspirations

For 22-year-old WSU senior Anika Wottreng home has been a revolving door. Born in Japan, she spent four years there, the next five years in Germany, followed by one year in Michigan, three years in California, and finally settling in the greater Seattle area—until it was time to head to Pullman for college. While the […]

Anika Wottreng.

Gifts inspire women and minoritized people pursuing stem degrees

WSU Vancouver’s new Life Sciences Building is taking shape! The roof is being installed on the second story, and it’s starting to exhibit the silhouette of its final form. The building will provide instructional and research space that will support cutting-edge learning opportunities for students in STEM disciplines. WSU Vancouver broke ground on the building […]

Geri (McLean) Carlson and Judy (Huie) Rogers.

Bone defect research takes first at 3 Minute Thesis

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) 3 Minute Thesis qualifier competition took place on March 6, in which 10 PhD students challenged themselves to present a distilled thesis within three minutes and with only one slide as a visual aid. Under the pressure of time and conveying their research to a general audience and […]

2024 CAS 3MT Qualifer group shot.

Meet the new faculty of 2023

The breadth of scholarly interests and teaching expertise of the college’s newest faculty—from environmental humanities and many-body physics to economic globalization and the history of visual storytelling—enriches and expands the arts and sciences across the WSU system. Click “read more” to learn a little about each of these new faculty members. Arts & Humanities | […]

Washington State University. College of Arts and Sciences.

Inaugural class of distinguished alumni

Washington State University Global Campus inducted the first five members of its Society of Distinguished Alumni, all of whom earned degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences. “Over the past 30 years, WSU Global Campus has been a part of the educational and career journeys for many accomplished and influential people,” said Dave Cillay, […]

From left to right, Shelley Broader, Gary Rubens, Lisa King, Nancy Krook, and Katey Koehn.

Fulbright award expands career opportunities

Washington State University’s latest recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student award, Lauren Hudson (’22 biology, French), will be teaching in Southeast Asia this coming year. “I’m thrilled to be able to teach English to college students in Vietnam, a land that is part of my heritage,” said Hudson. “I’m also happy to explore language and […]

Lauren Hudson.

New student regent and advocate for mental health

Reanne Cunningham Chilton, a clinical psychology doctoral student who has worked with populations ranging from young children and university students to retirees and incarcerated men, is serving as the new student regent on the WSU Board of Regents for academic year 2022–23. Selected by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Chilton is in